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Michael Wallace: Grizzlies are signing Julian Washburn to a two-way contract and releasing Jarnell Stokes. Move gives Grizzlies another wing option with Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson sidelined by injuries. Washburn was a member of the Austin Spurs’ G-League title team last season.

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Alex Kennedy: Source: The Memphis Grizzlies are releasing Jarnell Stokes in order to make room for Julian Washburn, who will be signed to a two-way deal. Memphis needed wing depth.
It’s the exact formula the Miami Heat idolize in today’s version of basketball, which helped lead Stokes to return to the team this fall. “I’m 100 percent happy, I’m confident with my game and I know what I can and can’t do,” Stokes said. “The Heat already respect that I’m a very hard worker, and I think that’s one of the things that has them on my radar.”
He was waived after two games due to injury, then spent the 2016-17 season in the G League and signed in China during the 2017 offseason. “I had to overcome some obstacles, and I was really able to perform not only on the court, but off the court. I really went in the deep learning of a mindfulness mode. I started a business, I read about 50 books in a couple of months. I really took that opportunity (in China) to work on myself.”
He started his own business, launched a new fitness line at the end of August, and focused on getting in shape for a return to the NBA. He’ll often post motivational or positive messages on his Twitter account for his 47,000 followers:
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Jarnell Stokes. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Last season, Stokes played with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association, appearing in 28 games. He averaged 25.0 points, 13.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.11 steals and 1.04 blocks in 33.5 minutes per game.

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Alex Kennedy: Jarnell Stokes has agreed to a deal with the Miami Heat, according to sources. Stokes, who was named G-League MVP in 2016, was previously with the Heat during the 2015-16 season.
“I look at guys like Quinn Cook and Alex Poythress. The Pacers, Grizzlies, and Suns offered me a two-way contract last season. There were about fifteen teams that did,” Jarnell Stokes revealed. “I look at these guys who took two-way offers and parlayed that into an NBA roster spot. Here I am at Summer League. I’m looking for a guaranteed deal. I know I deserve it.”
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Former G-League star Jarnell Stokes agreed on terms to leave Zhejiang Bulls due to minor foot issue. His rookie season in China was a success, averaged 25 &14, had 26 double-doubles over 28 games.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: NBA free-agent Lavoy Allen is en route to China, signing with the Zhejiang Bulls. Jarnell Stokes, former G-League MVP, likely cut loose.
Michael Scotto: Jarnell Stokes signs a 1-yr deal with Zhejiang Chouzhou (China), source told @BBallInsiders. He averaged 13 pts on 67% shooting in Vegas SL.
The Denver Nuggets have waived F/C Jarnell Stokes, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets have waived F Jarnell Stokes, according to league sources. Stokes played in two games, but missed the last 2 with a foot injury
Alex Kennedy: D-League MVP Jarnell Stokes is playing for the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League team. He averaged 20.6 PPG (on 66.5 FG%), 9.3 RPG last year.
Alex Kennedy: D-League MVP Jarnell Stokes has interest from Spurs, Mavs and Nuggets, per sources. He averaged 20.6 PPG (66.5% FG) and 9.3 RPG in D-League.
Alex Kennedy: Spurs GM R.C. Buford, Pelicans GM Dell Demps, Nuggets GM Tim Connelly and many other execs at Relativity Pro Day. Draft eligible: Skal Labissiere, Juan Hernangomez, Elgin Cook, Shaq Goodwin, Kyle Collinsworth, Jaleel Cousins, Ilja Gromovs, Jamari Traylor, Torrance Rowe, Anthony Odunsi. Free Agents: Jarnell Stokes, Alex Stephenson, Bernard James, Dwight Buycks, Adonis Thomas, Ognjen Kuzmic, Chris Walker, Arnett Moultrie, Boubacar Moungoro, Ronald Reis, Antonio Barton.
In a related move, New Orleans has waived forward Jarnell Stokes. Stokes, 6-9, 255, was acquired from the Miami HEAT, along with cash considerations, yesterday in exchange for a future second round draft pick. Stokes has appeared in 26 career NBA games with Miami and Memphis, holding career averages of 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 5.5 minutes per game.
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